Jungle safari tours in India you should not miss
There is a lot India has to offer in terms of wildlife
As vast is India’s culture, tradition, and heritage, equally vast is its flora, fauna, and the wildlife it has to offer. The soil and land of India are home to a variety of wild animals and birds, some rare, some visiting, and some resident, making the country an excellent destination for walking through nature. Owing to its diverse range of wild surroundings, it offers a peek into the life in the jungle for animals. Imagine, with over 100 national parks and over 450 sanctuaries, there is a lot that Indian wildlife has to offer. Here is your list of jungle safaris in India that you need to go on.
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
When talking about wildlife, the first name to occur to the mind is Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park. Known for its large tiger population, it covers an area of 1,334 km2. The park’s land is dense tropical dry forests and rocky terrains that include 539 species of flora. As for the wildlife, Ranthambore National Park hosts Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Indian rhino, Indian elephant, Indian muntjac, Bengal fox, Desert fox, Leopard cat, Indian pangolin, and sloth bear, among various others. However, Tigers remain the main attraction of the park.
The best time to visit would be from October to June. However, it said that the ideal time to sight tigers is from March to May.
Gir National Park
Situated in Gujarat, this national park is a forest, national park, and wildlife sanctuary spread over a total area of 1,412 km2, out of which 258 km2 is the national park and 1,153 km2 as a wildlife sanctuary. It houses more than 507 plant species, as per the recent survey recordings. Among the 2,375 distinct fauna species, about 38 species are of mammals and around 300 species of birds. As for the wildlife, the park is home to the Asiatic lion, Indian leopard, jungle cat, striped hyena, and Asiatic wildcat. The best time to visit Gir National Park is from December to March.
Kanha National Park
Also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve is the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh. It is divided into Hallon and Banjar, both are protected areas spread over 250 and 300 km2, respectively. This Tiger reserve is the biggest in the country and is hosts Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, sloth bear, barasingha, and dhole. The best time to visit is from mid-October to June end.
A few other wildlife parks are Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, Sunderban National Park, West Bengal, Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh, Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh, Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra, Bandipur National Park, Karnataka, and Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka.